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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Charles Dickens live?
(a) France.
(b) Ireland.
(c) England.
(d) The United States.

2. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His father.
(b) His nephew.
(c) His brother.
(d) His son.

3. When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?
(a) January 1, 1865.
(b) January 1, 1864.
(c) January 1, 1863.
(d) January 1, 1862.

4. The author urges the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook" to "imagine how you would feel if you woke up one morning to find the sun shining and all the stars" what?
(a) "Aflame."
(b) "Fallen."
(c) "Gone."
(d) "Black."

5. How many times does the author say he has begun his letter and torn it up in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 4 times.
(b) 5 times.
(c) 3 times.
(d) 2 times.

6. After whom was the letter recipient named in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) After his godfather.
(b) After his father.
(c) After his grandfather.
(d) After the author.

7. How does the author describe the recipient's character in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Tough, dark, vulnerable, moody."
(b) "Calm, collected, at peace."
(c) "Reactionary, divisive, impulsive."
(d) "Kind, holy, and venerable."

8. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "We have not stopped trembling yet, but if we had not loved each other none of us would have" what?
(a) "Left."
(b) "Achieved so much."
(c) "Made it to the North."
(d) "Survived."

9. What U.S. President issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
(a) James Buchanan.
(b) Ulysses S. Grant.
(c) Andrew Johnson.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

10. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means eager to fight or defiant?
(a) Virulent.
(b) Cautionary.
(c) Conclusive.
(d) Truculent.

11. What does the author say can be heard in the letter recipient's father's "laughter and in his speech and in his songs" in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Patience.
(b) Tears.
(c) Civility.
(d) Joy.

12. When was Charles Dickens born?
(a) 1865.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1805.
(d) 1812.

13. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?
(a) "What America must become."
(b) "A beacon of yesterday."
(c) "Great again."
(d) "Better than it has ever been."

14. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to desire and determination to achieve success?
(a) Exultation.
(b) Deterioration.
(c) Ambition.
(d) Cultivation.

15. How does the author describe the stock from which the letter recipient came in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Crafty and deceitful stock."
(b) "Intelligent, handy stock."
(c) "Sturdy, peasant stock."
(d) "Elegant stock."

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was "My Dungeon Shook" first published?

2. The author states in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook," "We cannot be free until" what?

3. When did E. Franklin Frazier help draft the UNESCO statement entitled The Race Question?

4. Whom does the author describe watching learn to walk in "My Dungeon Shook"?

5. Whom does the author claim "no one has ever accused her of being bitter" in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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